Jan 17, 2010 11:00am EST
china's nations with taiwan is good for the united states. and a look at a small company viking to get innovative technologies into military service. >> good morning, welcome to this week in defense news. how do small companies get innovative technologies into military service? we'll talk to one of the companies. >>> plus, a look at the u.s. navy's newest high-tech ship. first, china's been making headlines this week. internet titan google is considering pulling the plug on its operations in the country, accusing chinese hackers of infiltrating the network. other companies include north rum grumman and beijing stepped up the campaign to stop washington from selling arms to taiwan. china and taiwan split after a 1949 civil war and china considering taiwan its territory and all relations with taiwan as an internal chinese matter and tested an antimissile defense system. joining us is bonnie glacier, a senior fellow and china expert at the center of strew tonalic international studies. thank you for joining us. >> good to be here. >> we have the cyberattack issue. light talk about that fi
Jan 24, 2010 11:00am EST
with the united states to provide relief to the island. 12,000 troops have been dispatched to provide food and medical care. for the scale of the response, aid groups complained that the right supplies aren't getting to the right people. military officials say they are working as fast as they can in a country that had a feeble infrastructure before the quake. what are the military lessons. milton wells, my next guest specializes in civil military operation. welcome to the show. >> good to be back. >> how is the haiti mission going. >> i think haiti offers a truly water shed opportunity for the military and particularly the government in general to take advantage of the enormous talent, energy and opportunities that are out there in the private sector and the open source community. this is something that is different than what has been done in the past. i am pleased to see this engaged. >> what do you mean by that. when we spoke earlier, you said it's extraordinary how the networks and social networking has been used. how have they been used. >> within hours of the earthquake people from ar
Jan 3, 2010 11:00am EST
technology when it comes in and in making people afraid of putting technology into the united states. >> because they can't get it back out again. >> that is the critical issue and i think that is the driving imperative for control as well as our ability to cooperate with our allies and share in the technology for the fight for today. >> and some will take reform in the pentagon. the five different committees that generally act sequentially can result in as much as a two-year process to get a decision. we can't live with that. >> we have one minute, very, very quickly. do big programs get shot in the next 12 months? >> i think the big program that got shot, got shot in april. >> they're being shot. >> they're being shot. >> yeah, i think we don't have a lot of new starts but we also don't have a lot of new cancellation's is. we have a good visibility on the future. >> they have already got the low-hanging fruit. rest is substantively and politically difficult to kill. >> thank you very, very much. we appreciate it. lot to discuss over the coming 12 months. coming up in my notebook, w
Jan 10, 2010 11:00am EST
they missed again. a known nigerian man almost entered the united states with a bang after intelligence failed to connect the clues. as president obama explained it was assist temperature mcfailure. post-9-11 intel reforms have been partly integrated. institutional, cultural and technical barriers limit the sharing of vital information. to be fair, it's not a simple job. much is collected and analysts looking for needles in highway stacks have foiled many past plots. in this game, almost is never good enough. no one designing an intel system from scratch would create the hodgepodge systems we have. we need fewer operations. making a change won't be easy. it's akin to repairing an airplane in mid-flight. we need to fix the problem with a sense of post-9-11 urgency before our luck runs out. thanks for joining us for this week in defense news, i'm vago muradian. you can watch this program online or e-mail me. i'll be back next sunday morning at 11:00. have a great week.